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The Custodian

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GLOBAL LENS 2008

ALL FOR FREE
Antonio Nuic, Croatia, 2006

THE BET COLLECTOR (EDU)
Jeffrey Jeturian, Philippines, 2006

BUNNY CHOW
John Barker, South Africa, 2006

THE CUSTODIAN
Rodrigo Moreno, Argentina, 2006

THE FISH FALL IN LOVE (EDU)
Ali Raffi, Iran, 2006

KEPT & DREAMLESS
Vera Fogwill and Martín Desalvo, Argentina, 2005

THE KITE (EDU)
Randa Chahal Sabbag, Lebanon, 2004

LET THE WIND BLOW (EDU)
Partho Sen-Gupta, India, 2004

LUXURY CAR
Wang Chao, China, 2006

OPERA JAWA
Garin Nugroho, Indonesia, 2006





 
 

The Custodian (El Custodio)
A film by Rodrigo Moreno

Spanish, with subtitles in English
Argentina, 2006 (93 minutes)

Trailer

Synopsis
As a bodyguard for a high profile politician, Ruben is reduced to a mere shadow of a man: every action in his life is regulated by a series of mundane routines, and everywhere his boss goes he must follow, watching but never speaking. Resigned to his invisibility, his life is a series of days without meaning, punctuated only by visits to a prostitute, in this compelling chronicle by first-time director Rodrigo Moreno of a man without any true identity or connection to the world in which he lives.

About the Director
Rodrigo Moreno was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1972. He graduated from the directing program at the Universidad del Cine, where he has been teaching screenwriting and directing since 1996. He collaborated as writer and director with Ulises Rosell and Andrés Tambornino on the feature film Sweet Repose (2002), an offbeat comedy that won Best Film at Images du Monde Festival (Canada). He also wrote and directed Compañeros, the last segment of the episodic feature Bad Times (1998). He has previously directed several short films, his first being Nosotros (1993), which screened at the Berlin International Film Festival Forum (Germany) and won Best Film at the Bilbao Festival (Spain). The Custodian is his first feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Ruben
The Minister
Lamas
Delia (The Minister's Wife)
Ruben's Sister
Ruben's Niece
Alfredo
The Minister's Lover
The Minister's Daughter

Julio Chávez
Osmar Núñez
Marcelo D'Andrea
Elvira Onetto

Cristina Villamor
Luciana Lifschitz
Osvaldo Djerediján
Julieta Vallina
Guadalupe Docampo

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Producers
Cinematographer
Editor
Sound

 

Rodrigo Moreno
Rodrigo Moreno
Hernan Musalppi, Natacha Cervi, Luis Sartor
Barbara Alvarez
Nicolas Goldbart
Catriel Vildosola

 
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